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Shawn T. Flaherty, Esq.

Shawn Flaherty is the founding partner of the Pittsburgh law firm Flaherty Fardo. He has over thirty (30) years of experience in litigating cases in both the state and federal courts in Pennsylvania in a variety of civil litigation matters. He focuses on car accidents and personal injury lawsuits.


Shawn Flaherty

Attorney Shawn Flaherty is the founding partner of the Pittsburgh law firm Flaherty Fardo and has over 35 years experience practicing law. His practice focuses on personal injury cases and specifically car and truck accidents. He has an extensive business and political background including being elected in 2006 when he served in the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives (30th District).

He has spoken at numerous continuing legal education seminars concerning the art of settlement, and is known for his abilities to help resolve cases including many cases that appeared unable to be resolved.

He has been recognized for several million dollar and multi-million dollar recoveries concerning a variety of personal injury lawsuits, including but not limited to car, truck and ATV accidents. He has take a special interest in truck accident cases involving the Federal Hours of Service Violations, and the impact of fatigued drivers on our roadways.

Mr. Flaherty is the son of the late Pittsburgh Mayor Pete Flaherty and a life long resident of Allegheny County.


Born, Pittsburgh, Shadyside, PA

Personal Interests

Shawn remains active and committed to his local and political community and to the city of Pittsburgh. He resides in Fox Chapel, and outside of his family, his interests include golf, skiing and politics.


Carnegie Mellon University, 1982
Duquesne School of Law, J.D. 1985

Bar Admission

Pennsylvania State Courts
United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Honors & Awards

Pennsylvania Super Lawyer 2015
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer 2014
Who’s Who in American Politics Trib Reader Awards, Best Attorney

Flaherty | Fardo | Rogel | Amick

What Our Clients Say

"We had such a positive experience. They were responsive, prompt, completely professional. They communicated clearly, gave us honest assessments, were 100% reliable and kept on top of everything over a long period of time. (They were the opposite of predatory, for what it's worth.) And...the outcome was very good. Highly recommend."

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Jake Goodman

"My family used Flaherty Fardo after my husband was injured in an accident. This was our first experience with a law suit and we were very apprehensive. The entire process could not have gone smoother. We were kept up to date with every step of our case - and our outcome was much better than expected. I hope we never need a lawyer again, but if we do we would use them every day of the week!"

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